History Series / TheNBCMysteryMovie

5th Oct '15 7:10:09 AM Morgenthaler
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[[caption-width-right:320:"Tonight, Richard Boone stars as ''HecRamsey''!"]]

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[[caption-width-right:320:"Tonight, Richard Boone stars as ''HecRamsey''!"]]
''Series/HecRamsey''!"]]
3rd Oct '15 3:06:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Banacek}}'': George Peppard as a Polish-American insurance investigator, based in Boston. This was the only element to appear in both seasons (and the only one to have its own page on this site).

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* ''{{Banacek}}'': ''Series/{{Banacek}}'': George Peppard as a Polish-American insurance investigator, based in Boston. This was the only element to appear in both seasons (and the only one to have its own page on this site).
27th Aug '15 5:40:42 PM MarkLungo
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* ''Amy Prentiss'' (1974-75): focusing on the first female chief of detectives in San Francisco, played by Creator/JessicaWalter. The pilot aired [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot in disguise]] as the double-length ''Series/{{Ironside}}'' episode "Amy Prentiss: AKA, The Chief." Incidentally, the City by the Bay wouldn't have a real female chief of police [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heather_Fong until 2004]].

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* ''Amy Prentiss'' (1974-75): focusing on the first female chief of detectives in San Francisco, UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, played by Creator/JessicaWalter. The pilot aired [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot in disguise]] as the double-length ''Series/{{Ironside}}'' ''Series/{{Ironside 1967}}'' episode "Amy Prentiss: AKA, The Chief." Incidentally, the City by the Bay wouldn't have a real female chief of police [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heather_Fong until 2004]].



* ''[=McCoy=]'' (1975-76): the first American TV series to star Tony Curtis, here playing a con man in the RobinHood mold.

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* ''[=McCoy=]'' (1975-76): the first American TV series to star Tony Curtis, here playing a con man in the RobinHood Myth/RobinHood mold.
15th Mar '15 10:02:03 AM garrisonskunk
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* ''Series/ElleryQueen'' (1975): While the resulting one hour series aired separately, the two hour pilot debuted as ''An NBC Mystery Movie Special''.
1st Dec '14 5:16:17 PM MarkLungo
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* ''[[Series/{{McCloud}} [=McCloud=] ]]''
* ''McMillanAndWife'': known as ''[=McMillan=]'' in its final season.

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* ''[[Series/{{McCloud}} [=McCloud=] ]]''
''Series/McCloud''
* ''McMillanAndWife'': ''Series/McMillanAndWife'': known as ''[=McMillan=]'' in its final season.



* ''Amy Prentiss'' (1974-75): focusing on the first female chief of detectives in San Francisco, played by Jessica Walter. The pilot aired [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot in disguise]] as the double-length ''Series/{{Ironside}}'' episode "Amy Prentiss: AKA, The Chief." Incidentally, the City by the Bay wouldn't have a real female chief of police [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heather_Fong until 2004]].

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* ''Amy Prentiss'' (1974-75): focusing on the first female chief of detectives in San Francisco, played by Jessica Walter.Creator/JessicaWalter. The pilot aired [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot in disguise]] as the double-length ''Series/{{Ironside}}'' episode "Amy Prentiss: AKA, The Chief." Incidentally, the City by the Bay wouldn't have a real female chief of police [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heather_Fong until 2004]].
1st Dec '14 5:15:06 PM MarkLungo
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The most famous element was ''Series/{{Columbo}}'', which came to television in a MadeForTVMovie in 1968 (''Prescription: Murder'', adapted by [[LevinsonAndLink Richard Levinson and William Link]] from their stage play) before becoming part of the wheel in its initial season following a second TV movie (1971's ''Ransom For A Dead Man''). ''[[Series/{{McCloud}} [=McCloud=] ]]'' (inspired by the 1968 movie ''Coogan's Bluff'') began as an hour-long show as part of another WheelProgram, ''Four-In-One'', in 1970; the following season, this and ''NightGallery'' were "freed" from the wheel, ''Night Gallery'' for its own slot and ''[=McCloud=]'' to be in the new strand. (The other two elements, ''San Francisco International'' and ''The Psychiatrist'', were cancelled along with ''Four-In-One'' itself.) ''McMillanAndWife'', starring Rock Hudson and Susan Saint James respectively, was the only element to be directly created for the ''Mystery Movie'' lineup.

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The most famous element was ''Series/{{Columbo}}'', which came to television in a MadeForTVMovie in 1968 (''Prescription: Murder'', adapted by [[LevinsonAndLink Richard Levinson and William Link]] from their stage play) before becoming part of the wheel in its initial season following a second TV movie (1971's ''Ransom For A Dead Man''). ''[[Series/{{McCloud}} [=McCloud=] ]]'' ''Series/McCloud'' (inspired by the 1968 movie ''Coogan's Bluff'') began as an hour-long show as part of another WheelProgram, ''Four-In-One'', in 1970; the following season, this and ''NightGallery'' ''Series/NightGallery'' were "freed" from the wheel, ''Night Gallery'' for its own slot and ''[=McCloud=]'' to be in the new strand. (The other two elements, ''San ''[[Film/SanFranciscoInternationalAirport San Francisco International'' International]]'' and ''The Psychiatrist'', were cancelled along with ''Four-In-One'' itself.) ''McMillanAndWife'', ''Series/McMillanAndWife'', starring Rock Hudson and Susan Saint James respectively, was the only element to be directly created for the ''Mystery Movie'' lineup.



* MeaningfulName: LevinsonAndLink named Tenafly after the town of Tenafly, [[{{Joisey}} N.J.]].

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* MeaningfulName: LevinsonAndLink named Tenafly after the town of Tenafly, [[{{Joisey}} N.J.]].UsefulNotes/NewJersey.
29th May '14 9:15:12 PM Cindylover1969
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* ''Lanigan's Rabbi'' (1977): based on the novels by Harry Kemelman about police chief Paul Lanigan and his friend Rabbi David Small (who dabbles in detective work), starring Art Carney as Lanigan and David Solomon (Stuart Margolin, PlayingAgainstType, in the pilot TV movie that aired the previous year - his commitments to ''TheRockfordFiles'' precluded his playing the role in the series) as Rabbi Small.

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* ''Lanigan's Rabbi'' (1977): based on the novels by Harry Kemelman about police chief Paul Lanigan and his friend Rabbi David Small (who dabbles in detective work), starring Art Carney as Lanigan and David Solomon (Stuart Margolin, PlayingAgainstType, in the pilot TV movie that aired the previous year - his commitments to ''TheRockfordFiles'' precluded his playing the role in the series) as Rabbi Small.
Small.



* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey It's That Gal!]]: Amy Prentiss's daughter is a young [[MadAboutYou Jamie Stemple Buchanan]].
5th May '14 1:00:59 AM Cindylover1969
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The series was introduced for most of its run with an opening theme by Music/HenryMancini and visuals featuring a silhouetted figure walking across a landscape at sunset, using a flashlight to light up images of the elements of the wheel that season (the order depending on which one was airing that evening). Here are three examples, for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ26K3nVM_0 Columbo]]'', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHk5cGwuS6A [=McMillan=] and Wife]]'' and the second season of the ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUTMvmvfaos Wednesday Mystery Movie]]'' - the first one had a different theme by Quincy Jones, which [[http://www.televisiontunes.com/Cool_Million.html you can hear here]] ("Tonight, James Farentino stars in ''Cool Million''!").

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The series was introduced for most of its run with an opening theme by Music/HenryMancini and visuals featuring a silhouetted figure walking across a landscape at sunset, using a flashlight to light up images of the elements of the wheel that season (the order depending on which one was airing that evening). Here are three examples, for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ26K3nVM_0 Columbo]]'', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHk5cGwuS6A [=McMillan=] and Wife]]'' and the second season of the ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUTMvmvfaos Wednesday The Snoop Sisters]]'' from the second season of the ''Wednesday Mystery Movie]]'' Movie'' - the first one had a different theme by Quincy Jones, which [[http://www.televisiontunes.com/Cool_Million.html you can hear here]] ("Tonight, James Farentino stars in ''Cool Million''!").
5th May '14 12:59:46 AM Cindylover1969
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The series was introduced for most of its run with an opening theme by Music/HenryMancini and visuals featuring a silhouetted figure walking across a landscape at sunset, using a flashlight to light up images of the elements of the wheel that season (the order depending on which one was airing that evening). Here are three examples, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ26K3nVM_0 two for]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHk5cGwuS6A the Sunday lineup]] and one for the second season of the ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUTMvmvfaos Wednesday Mystery Movie]]'' - the first one had a different theme by Quincy Jones, which [[http://www.televisiontunes.com/Cool_Million.html you can hear here]] ("Tonight, James Farentino stars in ''Cool Million''!").

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The series was introduced for most of its run with an opening theme by Music/HenryMancini and visuals featuring a silhouetted figure walking across a landscape at sunset, using a flashlight to light up images of the elements of the wheel that season (the order depending on which one was airing that evening). Here are three examples, [[http://www.for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ26K3nVM_0 two for]] [[https://www.Columbo]]'', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHk5cGwuS6A the Sunday lineup]] [=McMillan=] and one for Wife]]'' and the second season of the ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUTMvmvfaos Wednesday Mystery Movie]]'' - the first one had a different theme by Quincy Jones, which [[http://www.televisiontunes.com/Cool_Million.html you can hear here]] ("Tonight, James Farentino stars in ''Cool Million''!").
5th May '14 12:57:36 AM Cindylover1969
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The series was introduced for most of its run with an opening theme by Music/HenryMancini and visuals featuring a silhouetted figure walking across a landscape at sunset, using a flashlight to light up images of the elements of the wheel that season (the order depending on which one was airing that evening). Here are three examples, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ26K3nVM_0 two for]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPm8qyVvwlc the Sunday lineup]] and one for the second season of the ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUTMvmvfaos Wednesday Mystery Movie]]'' - the first one had a different theme by Quincy Jones, which [[http://www.televisiontunes.com/Cool_Million.html you can hear here]] ("Tonight, James Farentino stars in ''Cool Million''!").

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The series was introduced for most of its run with an opening theme by Music/HenryMancini and visuals featuring a silhouetted figure walking across a landscape at sunset, using a flashlight to light up images of the elements of the wheel that season (the order depending on which one was airing that evening). Here are three examples, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ26K3nVM_0 two for]] [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPm8qyVvwlc com/watch?v=iHk5cGwuS6A the Sunday lineup]] and one for the second season of the ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUTMvmvfaos Wednesday Mystery Movie]]'' - the first one had a different theme by Quincy Jones, which [[http://www.televisiontunes.com/Cool_Million.html you can hear here]] ("Tonight, James Farentino stars in ''Cool Million''!").
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